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Jan 17, 2013 6:00am PST
is up 5,550 points since then, just shy of the 14,000 mark. the economy is growing. instead of contracting. in the first quarter of 2009, the gdp contracted 5.3%. it grew 3.1% when the last time it was officially measured. though remains below where it was before the great recession, consumer confidence has nearly doubled. and a larger percentage of americans, 41%, according to our last poll, believe the country is headed in the right direction, up from 26% in january, 2009. on the other hand, there is plenty of data to support the idea that the drink country is not better off than it was four years ago. and that the struggling economy continues to take a toll on families. median household income is lower than it was in 2009. and 46 million americans live below the poverty line. several million more than four years ago. the federal public debt has increased from 10.6 trillion in january 2009 to 16.4 trillion now. then there's the big number that's exactly the same as it was four years ago. the unemployment rate. 7.8%. though it's down from, of course, a high of 10% in octobe
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Jan 18, 2013 8:00am PST
for the economy and global markets. >> longstanding tradition for the congress to raise the debt ceiling. this is power they have given themselves, the point is without delay. a monthly extension is drama. so, what, congress should simply do its job. it should not, we're not going to negotiate over extending the debt ceiling. >> reporter: jay carney said they should avoid another process that causes self-inflicted wound to the economy. jenna. jenna: mike emanuel in washington. mike, thank you. jon: on capitol hill concern is growing over what could happen if the country defaults on its debt. right now administration wants to pay the bill in the order which they are received but republicans say there is a better way that might even avoid default. chief political correspondent carl cameron is live in washington for us. so what are the alternatives here, carl? what's the plan? >> reporter: well, they're talking about plans and none of the alternatives are particularly good because the situation is so bad. with the white house refusing to negotiate spending cuts with republicans as part of a
Jan 19, 2013 6:00am EST
advanced technology to protect our water. billions in the economy. at chevron, if we can't do it right, we won't do it at all. we've got to think long term. we've got to think long term. ♪ >>> new this morning, d.c. police are investigating a deadly shooting near a nightclub. around 2:30 this morning, officers were called out to the 2700 block of georgia avenue northwest. they found a man suffering from gunshot wounds. he was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead a short time later. police have not release thed th man's name or a possible suspect in the shooting. >>> police in virginia are looking for a dog who attacked a person at a school. the dog is described as similar to a pitbull and attacked someone at thomas jefferson elementary in falls church. officers aring le looking for tg as well as the two men who let it run loose. >>> the group human rights watch is planning to release a report next week accusing d.c. police of failing to document 170 alleged sexual assault cases over three years. one of the alleged victims spoke to news 4 in an exclusive interview. she said in 2
Jan 17, 2013 10:00pm EST
technology to protect our water. billions in the economy. at chevron, if we can't do it right, we won't do it at all. we've got to think long term. we've got to think long term. ♪ >>> news alert from california where toyota announced it's settling a wrongful death suit with the families of two people killed when their car accelerated unexpectedly. the two were killed when their car slammed into a wall in 2010. hundreds of other wrongful death suits are pending. toyota offered to pay a billion dollars claiming owners suffered money losses when their cars suddenly sped up. >>> in algeria u.s. authorities are awaiting word on the fate of some americans being held by islamic extremists. earlier today algerian special forces stormed a gas plant where the militants were holding dozens of hostages. during the raid some of the hostages and mutants were killed. it's unclear how many. -- militants were killed. it's unclear how. >>> -- how many. >>> al pacino will be in a movie called happy valley based on joe paterno as the winningest coach in college football history who saw his career end in di
Jan 17, 2013 4:00pm PST
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Jan 18, 2013 7:00am PST
to be on the agenda, but the economy and getting a growth agenda going is clearly what's going to be most important across the board for americans. but he's got some wind at his back. because the republicans know that number one, immigration is an issue they can't ignore and vilify anymore, they've got to deal with it, guns is another one. they're mired in a tactic on plunging this country into default and starting to come to their senses and realize this debt ceiling is a tactic that is really turning its head against them not against the president. so i think that you're always going to see the president making the effort to reach out. and spending, he's actually done that already. and that's where he's going to have to work with democrats as well as republicans. >> well, you supported both abolishing the debt limit and having the president use the 14th amendment. i'm wondering how you see the debt ceiling play out. >> well, i'm seeing the republicans starting to cave on that. they're hearing from the -- the president has made it clear he's not going to play that game. and if we mess with the deb
Jan 17, 2013 7:00am EST
and next, earnings from investors, as they gauge how the economy is doing. and speak egg of the economy, the federal reserve's regional survey found modest growth at year end 2012. this despite concerns about the fiscal cliff and the looming battle over the debt ceiling. back to you. >> mary thompson at the new york stock exchange. thank you. >>> one of television's favorite fathers has died. conrad bain played phillip drummond on "different strokes," the adopted father of two african-american brothers, played by todd bridges and gary coleman a veteran stage actor, bain rose to fame in middle age with the long-.-running family sitcom. conrad bain was 89 years old. a big hit here on nbc. 7:19 now. back to matt, savannah and al. >> must see tv. >> definitely. >> thanks, matt. >> thanks very much. mr. roker is here. >> a big storm is down south. let's go live now to pearl, mississippi, you can see the snow is already on the ground. they have got more on the way. as we take a look and show you what's happening, here is the latest. we have got winter storm warning, winter weather advisories
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